SuperHome Database

Banbury, Deddington, Philcote Street

House Summary

Christopher and Viviane Hall

House Type:
Grade II listed - 16thC. - Cotswold ironstone - semi-detached - 2 floors

Carbon saving:
64% - SuperHomes Assessed  

  • Banbury SH and PV
  • condensing boiler

Measures installed:

  • Condensing boiler
  • Double Glazing
  • Draught-proofing
  • Loft Insulation
  • Low Energy Appliances
  • Low Energy Lighting
  • Other renewable energy technologies
  • Secondary glazing
  • Solar PV Panels
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Water Saving Devices

Upcoming events

This SuperHome does not open to the public however the home owner is more than happy for you to get in touch to discuss any questions you may have about the eco retrofit. Please contact the home owner using the form below.

Key changes made:

• 2nd generation Condensing boiler, with TRVs fitted on radiators
• New double-glazed draught-proofed back door
• Draught-proofed letterbox and thick front door curtain
• Extra 150mm glass wool loft insulation
• Low energy appliances
• CFL bulbs in most fittings; 7 now replaced with LED
• Secondary-low-emissivity glazing to 24 windows
• New double-glazed draught-proofed French window
• 2.25 kWp Solar PV panels [FITs have repaid capital cost]
• 1.75 kWp Solar PV panels with iBoost [surplus unused energy switches on immersion heater making gas boiler redundant in summer]
• PV powered fountain in garden pool
• Rainwater saving devices: 2 x 500 gallon, 1 x 1000 litre tanks

Measures installed in detail:

• Condensing boiler, with TRVs fitted on radiators
• New double-glazed back door
• Draught-proofed letterbox and thick front door curtain
• Extra 150mm glass wool loft insulation
• Low energy appliances
• CFL bulbs in most fittings; 7 now replaced with LED
• Secondary-low-emissivity glazing to 24 windows, including French windows
• 2.25 kWp Solar PV panels
• PV powered fountain in new garden pool; PV powered security light
• 6 sq.m solar thermal panels with tank
• Water saving devices

Common questions and answers for this SuperHome

What draught proofing method did you use?+
  • Secondary-low-emissivity glazing to 24 windows, including French windows. These were fitted in 1992 before the house was Listed.
  • Two upstairs sash windows were draught-proofed by Ventrolla in 1997.
  • Fitted carpet in main bedroom in 2003.
  • Draught-proofed letterbox and thick front door curtain in 2011; curtain second-hand from The Track House. The house thermostat is in the entrance hall, and we wondered why it didn’t switch on at our usual lower settings after the new curtain was installed. That meant that the boiler had been running more because of the chill in the hall.
  • New double-glazed back door and draught-proofed doorframe unit from Distinctive Doors in 2012.
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Assessment types

SuperHomes Assessed

A home that has been visited and assessed by us and confirmed as reaching the SuperHome standard, which demonstrates a 60% carbon saving.

Homeowner Reported

Information has been provided by the homeowner about their home and energy use prior to the installation of measures and following their installation which demonstrates a carbon saving. This information has not been verified.

Remote Assessed

The homeowner has provided information on their home including what measures have been installed which has enables an assessor working on our behalf to assess their carbon savings. This home has not been visited to verify the measures installed.


This home has not been assessed, but the homeowner has reported what measures have been installed. It may be that this home is awaiting assessment.